The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


January 27, 2014

Mary K. Vaughn

CARTERVILLE, Mo. — Mary K. Vaughn, age 67, of Carterville, Mo., passed away early Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo. following an illness.

Mary was born on July 5, 1946, the daughter of Bill Arnce and Cecil Josephine Farris. She has been a lifetime area resident, spending her days loving and caring for her family as a homemaker. Mary was an active member of T.O.P.S. (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) group for 14 years, she was also a loving foster parent for nine years. Mary was a founding member of the Victory Faith Center Church in Joplin where she was also the piano player, song leader, treasurer and coordinator of the church, remaining devoted to the Lord to the very end.

She married Rev. Mahlon Vaughn, he preceded her in death on Sept. 14, 2003, Mary was also preceded by her parents, one sister, Alice VanAmber; and two brothers, Ronald and Luther Farris.

Survivors include two daughters, Amber Lee and her husband, LeRoy, of Carl Junction, Mo., Amanda Basaldua and her husband, Rueben, of Webb City, Mo.; one brother, Donald Farris, of Joplin; one sister, Thalia Brock, of Webb City; and four grandchildren, Cheyenne Vaughn, Victoria Lee, Gavin Basaldua and Carson Basaldua; and a beloved nephew, Kevin Brock.

Funeral services have been scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Victory Faith Center Church. Burial will follow at Carl Junction Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 p.m.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.

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